For Colored Girls : Beauty Blogger Jackie Aina Working To Create More Shades For Our Melanin


I dont want to put the facts out there but too many cosmetics brands still haven’t came to the realization that skin tones don’t stop at peanut butter or toffe — that’s not news. Whats is BOMB is that Too Faced is the latest high-end line to finally embrace darker shades and it’s thanks to beauty blogger Jackie Aina.

Aina is well known for the beauty tutorials on her YouTube channel which has over 1.5 million subscribers, regularly highlighting brands who cater to women of color — and calling out those who don’t. Sis dont PLAY 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♂️

Jackie made the announcement via Instagram on her 30th birthday

it's my birthday!!! finally the big 3-0 is here and I can't think of a better day to announce the biggest project of my career to date. I've been keeping a little secret for the past few months 🙈 but it's FINALLY time to announce that this year I will be working with one of my favorite brands @toofaced to help expand their Born This Way foundation line and create darker AND deeper shades for all of you 💖 I'm so glad that all of the awareness we've created about INCLUSIVENESS is finally being heard and I get to curate these new shades from the FORMULA all the way to the shade names that will be available to all of you in the near future!!! This is literally one of my dreams! And it couldn't have happened without all of you ❤️ This is what happens when you stand your ground and believe in your message and keep your supporters number one at all costs. I'm so happy that Jerrod and Too Faced trust me with this initiative. best birthday EVAAAA 🙌🏾 time to CELEBRATE

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Eccentric GLOW Presents “Toast With Tesha”

August 5th was amazing. I really really appreciated everyone who decided to come spend their Saturday night with for my first event. I was so worried about who wouldn’t show up BUT everyone who was suppose to be there was there.

This was my cherry pop event and it was LOVE 😍😍😍 to top it off it was on the LAS VEGAS STRIP


I dont think i stopped smiling all night , i was a high no one can ever began to understand. 👑👑👑 You guys don’t just rock with #eccentricglow , yall also rock with me! Thank you for your support, words can’t express how much I appreciate you! More on thee way world😁😁😁

Sucks my phone died after almost 2 hours 😏😏😏

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I just wanna say Thank You to @kashevabrownsugar and @nikki1tyme yall always have my back and continuous push me when i doubt myself. Every post , pic or photoshoot yall always there no matter what doing whatever it takes for EG. Thank yall for the countless pics yall take , the lookbooks yall shoot and the unedited love and support yall have given me. Yall the real MVP 👑👑👑

Jay-Z Recreates ‘Friends’, Starring Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichal For ‘Moonlight’

Jay-Z has used the classic sitcom Friends as inspiration for his new video, “Moonlight.” Directed by Alan Yang, the African American version of Friends featured an ensemble of A-list actors and comedians including Jerrod Carmichael who played Ross; Issa Rae who played Rachel, Lil Rel Howery who played Joey, Hannibal Burress who played himself, Tessa Thompson who played Monica and Tiffany Haddish who played Phoebe.

This was soooo a dope idea. I know im not the only who thought this was pure genius and so for the culture 😎😎😎

Yara Shahidi’s ‘black-ish’ Spinoff Gets A Name Change

Freeform changed the name of Yara Shahidi’s ‘black-ish’ spinoff series from ‘college-ish’ to the what i think is much better ‘grown-ish.’

via Deadline:

Saturday Night Live alum Chris Parnell, Emily Arlook (The Good Place), and Trevor Jackson (American Crime) have been tapped as series regulars on the comedy, joining previously cast Shahidi and Deon Cole. Parnell and Jackson will reprise the roles they originated in the planted spinoff episode of black-ish, while Arlook plays the role originally played in the black-ish episode by Mallory Sparks.

The series, from ABC Signature Studios, will start production next month and is set to premiere early 2018 on Freeform and the Freeform App .grown-ish follows the Johnson’s eldest daughter Zoey (Shahidi) as she heads off to college and quickly discovers that not everything goes her way once she leaves the nest. Deon Cole plays Charlie, Dre’s eccentric and unpredictable co-worker at Stevens & Lido. Arlook plays Miriam, a freshman know-it-all at Southern California University with a no holds barred attitude. Parnell plays the dean of Southern California University. Jackson will portray a socially-conscious sophomore at Southern California University.

“grown-ish reflects what we’ll be dealing with in the show – that in between place where you’re not quite an adult but facing grown world problems for the first time,” said creator and executive producer Kenya Barris. “Where black-ish examines what it means to be black, grown-ish is an examination of what it is and what it means to be grown.”

Barris, Anthony Anderson, Laurence Fishburne, Helen Sugland and Brian Dobbins are executive producers of the series. grown-ish is one of two upcoming single-camera comedy series on Freeform, along with Alone Together.

After watching the backdoor pilot during this last season of ‘black-ish,’ I can’t WAIT to see more!

Which LOOK is your FAVE?

This times its going down between two of our fashion faves, Cassie and Jada Pinkett Smith. Both ladies were recently spotted rockingthe same Céline Pre-Fall 2017 wide leg pants with rasta stripes.


Cassie wore hers on an Italian baecation with Diddy and rocked it with a rasta crochet bikini top and Lanvin sandals.


Jada paired hers with a yellow Maison Rabih Kayrouz Spring 2017 fringe coat during a visit to the Sirius XM studios in NYC.

Im not feeling these pants!I do LOVE the way Cassie styled hers…. But I have to ask, which look is your fave?!

Michael Kors To Buy Jimmy Choo For $1.2 Billion

Luxury fashion brand Michael Kors has reached a nearly $1.2 billion deal to acquire footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo.

The deal has been approved by the boards of both companies and is expected to close Q4 2017.

via NPR:

Michael Kors is “trying to shore up declining demand for expensive handbags,” NPR’s Yuki Noguchi tells our Newscast unit. Here is more from Yuki:

The main product that built the Michael Kors fashion empire is handbags. But intense price competition and declining demand has cut into that luxury market. The Kors brand helped further that trend by selling a good portion of its wares in department stores, which heavily discounted prices, making it difficult to get customers to buy their products at full price. By buying the Jimmy Choo brand, the company is hoping to capitalize on increasing sales for high-end shoes.”

Michael Kors said in May that “sales at stores established for more than a year fell 14 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter,” according to Reuters.

Jimmy Choo announced that it was up for sale in April, the wire service reported, “after its majority-owner JAB, the investment vehicle of Germany’s billionaire Reimann family, signaled its intention to focus on consumer goods instead.”

In a conference call, Michael Kors CEO John D. Idol said he believes Jimmy Choo “can more than double its sales to $1 billion annually.” The two brands will continue to operate “very independently,” he added, but will together make up a “global fashion luxury group.”

The acquisition is aimed at diversifying the company’s product offerings, particularly in terms of men’s footwear, which Idol described as a “hidden jewel.”

 

Hopefully we’ll end up seeing Jimmy Choos piling up in TJ Max for the low low

Fashion & Style 411 : Chantaille Elkerson

Meet Chantaille Elkerson , the afrocentric peach who hails from Adamsville , Georgia. If your like me , then you never forget to get your daily dose of this Queen on social media. Chantaille is a writer and medical esthetics specialist, who also model and acts. Shes talented and her energy is amazing. EG was honored to have interviewed Chantaille Elkerson….Get your fashion fix below

So when’s the first time you fell in love with FASHION?

Chantaille Elkerson : My mother used to collect fashion magazines. I knew I wanted to be apart of the fashion world when I saw Linda Evangelista step out of a Lamborghini in one of them. I watched her constantly morph and change her look.And I watched Naomi strut her stuff down the runway and sell those clothes like no other. The way these photoshoots and shows were put together effortlessly. I tried to recreate my own versions. I used to steal my moms clothes and wear them to school. The kids didn’t get it though so they picked fun

Do you have a signature STYLE?

Chantaille Elkerson :I have looked back on photos of myself from the past, mortified. Now I always consider whether my wardrobe is timeless or full of future regret and shame. I lean towards timeless pieces now and try to wear more statement pieces.

Who is your favorite DESIGNER?

Chantaille Elkerson : There are so many up and coming designers its hard to pick a favorite. I’m inspired everyday and excited to see where fashion is headed.

Who is your current STYLE crush?

Chantaille Elkerson : I have two style crushes my Mom with her ability to understand complementary colors and pieces and Paola Mathe for the same. These women execute fashion flawlessly

How do you pick the ensembles you display?

Chantaille Elkerson :The best pieces to the least amount of time to put together. And those are the ones I showcase. I believe true fashion is an extension of yourself and should never be forced. From outlandish and extra to boring and basic I wear what I like and pay no mind to what’s in.

What are some of your favorite boutiques to get your fashionable pieces?

Chantaille Elkerson : Etsy and Ebay are my favorite places to get unique pieces from around the world. Goodwill other thrift stores and african shops and vendors around town.

Keep up with Chantaille Elkerson on social media
https://www.instagram.com/chantailleelise/